Kanye West didn’t go to the Grammy Awards on Monday, but obvi his name was on a lot of peoples’ lips!
West has had some BIZARRE Twitter rants lately, including ones on Bill Cosby, personal debt and Taylor Swift…so it’s nice to hear some kind words about the mogul. Big Sean was at the Grammys for “One Man Can Change The World,” which was nominated for best rap/sung collaboration (and also featured John Legend and Kanye West). Sean was quick to talk positively about his mentor:
“He’s great – he’s everything you imagine,” Big Sean told People on the Grammys red carpet. “Like I always tell everybody, Kanye discovered me,” Big Sean explained. “He saw the potential in a kid who rapped for him at the radio station.”
“Without ‘Ye, I probably wouldn’t even be here,” shared Big Sean. “At least he for sure gave me that path, gave me that opportunity. Anybody who can see the potential, change a kid’s life like that, [has] gotta have one of the biggest hearts in the world.”
The Grammy honor is has lots of personal meaning, too:
“I got the chance to mention my grandma in it, who is one of the first female black captains in World War II and one of the first female cops in Detroit where I’m from,” said Big Sean. “It’s definitely a special song. That’s why it meant so much to get that nomination, and it means so much to have ‘Ye on there with me and John Legend.”
Big Sean added: “My grandma’s voice is at the end of the song, so you can just imagine what that feels like. So hopefully I get that award and we boss up and put on for the city and just have a good time.”
Kinda sweet, Big Sean! Words from someone who Yeezy DID make famous!